SUNDAY ADULT CLASSES
Churchwide Summer Sunday School
June 11 – August 27, 2023
Keep your thinking caps on even as school lets out for the summer, because a wonderful stretch of summer learning opportunities are just on the horizon ahead! For a number of years now, our church has offered churchwide Sunday School class options in the summer for any individual or class who would like to participate. We’re so delighted to offer two churchwide Sunday School options this year, and encourage all – newcomers and long-termers alike! – to find your place this summer and enjoy! Read on, and make your plans now to come and be a part!
Kelly Auditorium, 9:30-10:30am
The “Summer Conversations” class will be led by the “Conversations Class” which is a
group of adults focused on growing the soul, connecting with community, and serving the world. We will meet Sunday mornings around tables in Kelly Auditorium, June 11-August 27, 9:30-10:30. Our curriculum will be the scripture passages from the Book of Genesis used in the First on Fifth Summer Sermon Series (click here to see the scripture and teaching schedule), and leaders will be Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Chris Gambill, and David Hughes. People who are visiting or are new to our church are especially welcome! For more information or to be added to our email list, please contact Joy Gambill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topics in Faith
Baraca Room, 9:30-10:30am
Open to all, the “Topics in Faith” class will allow for a wide range exploration of – you guessed it! – topics that overlap and inform our life of faith, with scripture, tradition, reason, and experience as our guides. From the Enneagram to aging faithfully, spiritual care and theological trauma, spiritual practices and sabbath, advocacy and Christian nationalism, there will be something for everyone! We will meet Sunday mornings around tables in the Baraca Room, June 11 – August 27, 9:30-10:30am. Teachers from both inside and outside our church will shepherd our summer, and the schedule is being finalized as you read this! Look for the final schedule by next week! This class is open to all and is intentionally designed to allow space for folks to come and go as they please. For more information, please contact Emily Hull McGee at email@example.com.
A Note about Existing Classes
While a few of our adult groups will be taking a summer pause, there are still several class options that will continue on unabated throughout the summer! All are welcome to try these out as you’d like!
Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, Conference Room
Roper Halverson, teacher
Will be studying the book of Psalms this summer
Sundays, 9:00-10:00am, Zoom
Benny Bowes and Al Guenthner, teachers
Will continue with Nurturing Faith curriculum
Sundays, 9:00-10:00am, Zoom
John Baxley, teacher
Will share discussion about Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Righteous Mind
THROUGH THE WEEK ADULT CLASSES
Tuesday Morning Devotional Classics
**TIME CHANGE: Will meet on the June 6, July 11, August 1, 7:30am, Baraca Room
David Williamson, teacher
Will discuss various on faith formation.
Older Adult Fellowship
Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am, Zoom
Older Adult Ministry Team, conveners
Will continue their exploration of Called to Community.
Have you ever wanted to see the big picture of how the Bible fits together? Do you need some background that could help you better understand the great story told in the Scriptures? This class is a new teaching ministry of First Baptist Church on Fifth that seeks to offer this kind of big picture background about the Bible. Over the course of the school year, we will survey the entire Bible. To complement the exposition of selected passages of Scripture that we have from the pulpit and in Sunday School classes, this study will give an overview of books in the Bible and entire sections of the Bible. The goal of the class is that the student will finish the study with a greater understanding of God’s Word and a renewed desire to study the Bible more deeply. The teacher will be Dr. David Hull. Following over forty years as a Baptist pastor, he and his wife Jane recently retired and moved to Winston-Salem to be near family. They have joined First on Fifth where their daughter, Emily, is the pastor. This course will build on his years of pastoral teaching in the local church as well as in university and seminary settings. In addition to making this course available to members of First on Fifth, sister churches in the downtown area and in the local CBF church community will be invited to join us. If you are interested in attending, please join us, and invite a friend to come with you to the study.
Did you miss the Class? No problem, see the class guides and YouTube videos below.
February 22 – No Class
May 3 – No Class
Also, you can see some of the recordings of this class on our YouTube page here.
Wherever you find yourself on the journey within this beloved community, we hope that you will join a class. If you would like to talk about what might be the best fit for you and where you are at, Abigail Cook would be happy to have a conversation with you and point you to a class.